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CONCRETE GRAVITY PLATFORMS

CONCRETE GRAVITY PLATFORMS

The sheer scale of the platforms we built at Ardyne Point represented a huge engineering challenge.

 
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General Information

We constructed three concrete gravity platforms for the North Sea oil industry at Ardyne Point on the West Coast of Scotland between 1974 and 1978.

Weighing over 300,000 tonnes, at the time of construction Cormorant ‘A’ was the largest oil production platform ever built. The 100m square, 56m high caisson had a storage capacity of one million barrels and carried four 116m high towers.

Fast facts

Client
Shell
Duration
1974 - 1978
Location
Ardyne Point, Scotland
Region
Scotland
Sector
Industrial & Energy